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How To Make Coffee Can Stilts

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Have a couple coffee cans and a bored kid? Then, make a set of coffee can stilts, and enjoy less clutter and more smiles.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 10 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Turn the cans upside down, so that the open end is touching the ground.

     

  2. Then, use a drill or awl to make two holes in each can, one on each side. (An adult should do this step.)

     

  3. String a piece of rope through the holes, and tie off the ends inside the can. This will create a loop for your child to hold onto.

     

  4. Now have your child climb up onto the stilts, and give them a try.
    Note: The rope loop may need to be adjusted to fit your child. Waist-height usually works best.

     

Tips:

  1. For more fun, encourage your child to customize the stilts with stickers or other decorations.
  2. Once your child gets good at stilt walking, turn on some music; and let her give stilt dancing a try.
  3. Always supervise your child while she is playing on the stilts.

What You Need:

  • (2) 1-pound coffee cans
  • Rope
  • Drill or awl
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